dinsdag 31 maart 2009

Bring Back the Supermodels!

In the 90's there was a group of Supermodels (with a capital S)who dominated the runways and fashionmags. Some girls my age (22) will probably remember that supermodel era and of course everyone still knows who those Supermodels were. Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer and many, many more, but my absolute favourite was, and still is: Cindy Crawford.

I used to sit around, flip through my mother's magazines and cut out all the Cindy-pictures. You can imagine I was pleasantly surprised by the editorial in the November 2008 issue of french Vogue (styled by another one of my favourites: Carine Roitfeld). With the whole early nineties revival (bodycon dresses etcetera), Cindy is the perfect model to showcast the new (/old) trends. Other magazines picked up on this too, because Cindy will also be featured in the April 2009 issues of Allure Magazine and Harpers Bazaar (US). She still looks amazing!

French Vogue, November 2008

Allure Magazine, April 2009

Allure Magazine, April 2009


For over a year, I've been fascinated by this painting. Because of the Millais exhibition in the Van Gogh Museum last year, this painting seemed to be everywhere on posters in busstops.

John Everett Millais, Ophelia 1851-1852

Ophelia (as in: Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet)has been a muse to many painters in the nineteenth century(Millais, Waterhouse). Especially her tragic, mysterious death seems to be an inspiration to artists.

John William Waterhouse, Ophelia 1894

This openingscene of the movie The Hours (2002), with Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf, somehow reminds me of Ophelia's death too:

And this Kylie Minogue musicvideo from the 90's is also clearly inspired by Ophelia (awful song though):

Blair Waldorf versus Marie Antoinette

Sofia Coppola is one of my all-time favourite directors. She creates these unbelievably beautiful dreamworlds. After two years, I'm still obsessed with Marie Antoinette. Critics may have burned it to the ground, to me it is a perfect modern interpretation of Marie Antoinette's life. Coppola portrays Marie Antoinette as what would now be your typical too rich, too pretty, too young socialite.

That is why I found the next two videos so on point. The first video is the official Marie Antoinette trailer. The second one is based on certain Gossip Girl scenes, but with the same MA-trailer voiceover. You'll see that it blends perfectly! I thought it was remarkably cute and smart!